“The world will be quick to tell you that you can’t do something. Listen to your own voice. Your uniqueness is that you see something that others can’t. Protect that vision and build the emotional toughness and endurance to fight doubt.”
“Stories are powerful and connect us in a very deep emotional way. Our stories also never get old and are unique to us. Knowing the power that lies in ‘owning’ our unique stories can literally change the world we live in for good.”
“There’s been a very incremental approach to encouraging diverse thinking and new ways of working. We need a wholesale set of changes. Companies need to start assessing people on results, not hours worked and really encourage people to believe in what they are doing.”
“Women tend to only apply for jobs that they are 100% qualified for. Study the job description of the job you really want and ask yourself, “what are they really looking for here- and can my transferable skills meet the pain points of the job?”
“Being transformative is rooted in being 1 – 2% better each week. Every choice has an associated opportunity cost. If you do not know the opportunity cost you should not make that choice because your time could perhaps be better invested elsewhere”.
“I see limitations as motivation to reach my fullest potential. Leadership is a process and I continually assess and reassess what is working and what is not. I aspire to be the kind of leader who builds other leaders and not followers.”
“Be you. Love yourself. Love others. As women, we must learn to support and encourage each other, not get into unhealthy competition. We may not be on the same level but the most important thing is that you fulfil your purpose here on earth”.
“There is always a story behind people’s reactions based on values, attitudes, personality, historical experiences. When these can be drawn out, listened to and understood by others, knowledge is gained, skills are improved for the future, people heal and potentially volatile situations become more peaceful.”
“I wish girls find courage to pursue their dreams, to live their life to the fullest, that they can decide their own narrative and do so without fear. I hope that they get an education so that they are empowered to make these choices, be more ambitious.”
“We as Africans need to think about what we believe about ourselves and how we are being deliberate about portraying Africa. We can only fight negative perceptions of Africa so far. We must demand more of ourselves with our words and actions. We need collective action”